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1-L Survival Guide

This guide provides vital information on library services for first year law students.

Welcome!

Welcome to the  Robert S. Marx Law Library! 

Circulation DeskCongratulations!  You are now in law school. But now what? As a first year law student, you may find yourself needing some help. This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Library can assist you to do more than just survive your first year in law school. We can help you succeed!

Library Access & Hours

Building and Library Access for Law Students and Faculty 

Building doors are unlocked Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm except during University of Cincinnati holidays. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access with their UC Bearcat ID cards. 

Winter Season Hours & Access (Dec. 23, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023)

Building doors are locked. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access with their UC Bearcat ID cards. The Library Service Suite and Circulation Desk are closed.  

Library Service Hours

Circulation and reference are only available during certain hours. Hours vary during holidays. You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at https://law.uc.edu/education/library.html. If you need circulation assistance, please contact the Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis.

  • Circulation hours:
    • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday
    • Closed during Winter Season Days (see above)

Reference 

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Schedule an appointment and we'll be happy to help with suggestions for sources and tips. Also, don't forget the Library's Web page and many research guides

Reporting Emergencies & Facilities Issues

To report an emergency, dial 911. To report any personal non-emergency or after hours facility-related urgent issues, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111. To report facility-related issues during business hours, please contact the Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis.

Important Contact Information & Links

Library Director:

Susan M. Boland
Interim-Director
Robert S. Marx Law Library
Room 110H
513-556-4407
susan.boland@uc.edu

Public & Research Services:

Information Technology:

Those seeking IT support and information should contact the following:

IT Support at UC Law

Michael Tadele, Assistant Director for Information Technology, College of Law
513-556-1332
Office 255B
michael.tadele@uc.edu
Chat or Call on Teams

Eden Belay, Computer User Support Specialist, IT
110J
513-556-6863
belayes@ucmail.uc.edu
Chat or Call on Teams

Campus IT Support

UCIT Computer / Technical Support: 556-HELP (4357) / HelpDesk@uc.edu 

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PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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